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Thursday, March 22 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Advocacy Training for Montessori Public Policy

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This workshop will provide information about advocating for excellence in Montessori education. You will learn about legislative and regulatory processes germane to the education policy world, and how to build strong coalitions for action. You will also learn about the Montessori Public Policy Initiative—a collaboration between AMS and the Association Montessori International/USA—and the exciting progress the group is making to support effective policies to protect authentic Montessori implementation.

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Sharon Damore

Montessori Consultant, AMS/MPPI
As Adjunct Professor at DePaul University, Dr. Damore teaches courses in Educational Leadership. She is the immediate past Executive Director, Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) and consultant to numerous Montessori schools and teacher education programs across the... Read More →
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Ashley LiBetti Mitchel

Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
Ashley LiBetti Mitchel, MPP, conducts research and policy analysis, specializing in early childhood education, teacher preparation, and charter schools, for Bellwether Education Partners, in Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured by C-SPAN, U.S. News & World Report, the Huffington... Read More →
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Denise Monnier

Director of State advocacy, Montessori Public Policy Initiative
Denise Monnier is a Montessori parent, advocate, and advocacy coach, striving for public policy that supports universal access to Montessori education. More than 15 years of teaching in and leading Montessori schools made her deeply aware of the need for equity in and access to high... Read More →

Wendy Shenk-Evans

Wendy Schenk-Evans is director of Christian Family Montessori School, in Washington, D.C., and chair of the Montessori Public Policy Initiative.

Thursday March 22, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Tower Court B Tower Building Second Level
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